OWNER AND HEAD COACH OF FLEXIBILITY - K-STAR TRAINING ACADEMY
Ulziibayar Chimed was born in the city of Ulanbaatar in Mongolia. From an early age she showed a passion for performing and began training in the art of contortion at 5 years old. After two years of rigorous training, Ulziibayar joined the Mongolian State Circus and began performing her own act, traveling to countries such as France, Russia and Thailand to display her unique skills.
In 1993, Ulziibayar was scouted by Cirque Du Soleil to join their production Alegria which premiered in Montreal Canada in April of 1994. In doing so, Ulziibayar became the first Mongolian Contortionist to perform with the company and toured the world for twelve years as an original cast member for the show. Since its creation, Alegria has been performed over 5,000 times and seen by over 14 million spectators. In 2005, Ulziibayar entered the ranks of Cirque Du Soleil's resident shows by joining Zumanity in Las Vegas to perform in their iconic "Water Bowl Act."
Today Ulziibayar is considered one of the top contortionists in the world, appearing internationally and featured in, television, film, print ads and more. Her practice, The Art of Contortion stands as a culmination of everything she loves instilling beauty, and strength through a holistic method of mind body enhancement. For Ulziibayar, contortion moves beyond the westernized viewpoint of physical practice, and actively inspires people in all areas of life "to bend their limits."
IS RARE TO FIND AN ACCOMPLISHED ARTIST WHO ALSO HAS A PASSION FOR COACHING
"As a coach, I teach all my students to live a healthy balance of life. The combination of strengthening and stretching is a fantastic way to cultivate happiness in daily life and discover a holistic approach to health. Whether your goals are to handstand, or simply touch your toes, we have a stretch for that." - Ulziibayar Chimed
Ulziibayar is one of a kind, the type of coach you can’t get anywhere else! She is kind, patient and diligent yet detail oriented and persistent in her coaching. She pushed me in the best ways and made me want to try harder towards my goal. She coaches safely and uses what she has learned through her 20+ years as a contortionist and artist with her students. There is a reason she is one of the top contortionists in the world, and I was so honored to have been able to work with her!
ACTOR / CREATOR
Ulziibayar has been working as a contortionist for Cirque du Soleil since she was a child and has done so healthily into adulthood. That alone is an astounding accomplishment. Her work ethic and understanding of contortion and what it takes to make a living doing what you love has a record of thousands of shows around the world, which speaks for itself. Beyond her skill and knowledge she is also an incredibly warm teacher.
ARTIST CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Ulzii is a wonderful coach of contortion. As someone who has never done contortion she helped me discover new ways of stretching that I never thought possible and is wonderful in coaching me through each move and balance.